This Annesgrove, Carrigtwohill home is far too sassy to fit the straightforward description of it as a dormer home.
Annesgrove, Carrigtwohill €425,000
Size: 260 sq m (2,800 sq ft)
Roofs going every which way, in mono-pitch rises with underneath clerestory windows, vaulted ceilings, a clutch of Veluxes over a first floor landing, and, elsewhere, doors sliding back or swinging out to gardens.
Built back around 2005, on a quarter-acre site with southerly rural views, it has been well-landscaped, has two Liscannor stone patios and detached garage, and is planted for veg too in a raised kitchen garden, plus there’s a sunken trampoline, and sandpit for the kiddies.
This expansive, c 2,800 sq ft family home had lots of thought go into its design, and its layout, maximising every ray it seems of available light, and then it all got funked up with very colourful furnishings, against a backdrop of white painted walls, lively art and paintings, and some bold wallpapers.
Now, the home bursting with personality is for sale, and estate agent Adrianna Hegarty in Midleton guides the four/five-bed at €425,000.
It’s got an asymmetric layout to the sunny front facades, with different projecting wings left and right of a central, sheltered front approach, including a feature, high-ceilinged sunroom to the left with soaring, mono-pitch roof. It has a stove within for evening warmth, and sliding glazed doors can screen it off when needed from the main family section.
Off on the other side is a family room, linking into large, open plan kitchen/living/dining with contemporary gloss kitchen.
Elsewhere at ground level are three bedrooms (one en-suite), or two plus study/playroom, bathroom and a utility, and overhead (the stairs has green-tinted glass balusters, and, quirkily, a carbon fibre racing bike is displayed on a side plinth by the stairs) are two smartly presented bedrooms, one en suite, with good storage.
This adaptable and funky c12-year-old home scores a good B2 BER, and has a thermodynamic heat recovery system, oil central heating, mains water, block built garage with power supply, and “its true worth will only be realised when one appreciates the extent and quality of its accommodation, and its exacting standard of finish,” enthuses Adrianna Hegarty, adding “the light filled open plan kitchen/living area lies at the heart of the home, making it an ideal residence for day-to- day family living and entertaining.”
VERDICT: Super bright thanks to so many clever touches and intuitive placing of windows and other glazing.
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